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Do you actually require more or less sleep as you get older?
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How many hours of sleep should a 59 year old female require?
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Do astronauts require more or less sleep than normal when they in space?
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Do astronauts require more or less sleep than normal when they are in space?
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Who needs more hours of sleep a 20 year old or a 50 year old?
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Do giraffe require any sort of den burrow nest etc to sleep?
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Do astronauts require less or more sleep while they are in space?
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Why do astronauts require less sleep while in space?
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How much sleep does a 16 year old need?
Around 9 hours and 15 minutes sleep per a night, however this is an average, many teenagers will require more and many will require less, the best way to find how much sleep you need is to get up when you are not tired any more and count the amount of hours to when you got up and from when you went to sleep. While making sure you have enough sleep is important, the quality of sleep is essential in making it count. If you are distracting by using cellphones or laptops in bed or immediately before falling asleep, it can produce a less resting sleep. The amount of sleep you need is also dependent on the day before and whether you have been getting enough sleep. If you sleep less than needed one night, try to regain that sleep the next night (this is actually true as your body becomes more exhausted and weak than normal through the day due to prior lack of rest).
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How many hours of sleep does an average person get per year?
Sleep duration varies by age, and by individual. Older adults are likely to require more sleep than the 7 to 8 hours recommended, as do younger individuals (14 to 17 hours for infants, down to 8 to 9 hours for teenagers). Getting the optimum sleep in an average year (365 days) would total 2555 to 2920 hours. In one study, one-third of healthy adults got less sleep, and one-fifth of healthy adults got more sleep.
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Why does the amount of sleep decrease as you get older?
There are lots of reasons and explanations for this. Here are two: As we grow older, our blood vessels typically harden and may narrow due to plaque buildup. When the body is getting ready to awaken hormones cause the blood pressure to rise and metabolism overall to increase. The narrower arteries in older people respond more quickly to this stimulus. Another totally different reason deals with the purpose of sleep. Part of the reason a human needs sleep is that the brain needs time to assimilate short term memories into long term memory. Nearly all long-term memory is actually formed during sleep. Older people have fewer new experiences to assimilate and more of the long-term memory storage area is already filled with stuff, so older people need less time to form long-term memories and therefore need less sleep. Other reasons, to do with growth, physical changes, physical stress, etc., are also valid.